Layout Assignment: Vertical Pan

This semester we had a very open assignment for Layout: Two layouts, based on our own concepts, with no restrictions besides having to show the stages of development and that the final would have no visible evident lineart.

Of course, this meant I had to come up with something crazy and complex. Here’s the first one, I’ll post the other one next week.


A cityscape. The perfect buildings are on the background, while our POV character sees it from the shanty town. The idea is to go from detail to a very abstract cityscape.



Real life shanty towns, like the ones you can witness in Latin America vs. Stylish cities in the vein of Robert Valley’s style.


First Rough:


I know, it’s a mad man’s scribble.  The idea is barely there, while the horizon line jumps all over the place.


Line Art Rough:




Still a bit terrible… but it starts to take shape.


Second Detailed Rough:



It looks muddy and weird, but everything looks a bit more solid.





There you go, some more shading, lots of screams of pain and we get to a finished piece.


Rachael, Mike and Winslow

First things first: I have a webcomic going on now, called The Doppelganger. Visit and Like it on FB.


I’ve been drawing some more portraits based on movies and TV, learning how to get the likeness and studying colors and lighting.

Here’s Winslow, the 70’s glam rock version of the Phantom from Brian De Palma’s Phantom Of The Paradise:


Mike from Breaking Bad. my favorite of the bunch. Studying lighting:


And Rachael, the classy android from Blade Runner: